Noted industrialist and philanthropist Suresh B. Hundre (63) died following a cardiac arrest here on Thursday.
A large number of people gathered here to pay their last respects. He leaves behind his wife, a son and daughter.
He was cremated at Shahpur in the evening.
Mr. Hundre was admitted to a private hospital after he suffered a heart attack at his residence. However, he suffered another attack at the hospital and died.
Mr. Hundre, a mechanical engineer from the University of Mysore, established the Polyhydron Group of Industries that was engaged in manufacturing hydraulic equipment for domestic and export markets. His company received the President’s Award for Entrepreneurship in 1984; the Nacosi Sima Award for Excellence in management awarded by National Confederation of Small Scale Industries, Chennai, in 1992; K.B. Talwalkar Memorial Trust’s Exemplary Industrialist Award–2012; and the Mrutunjaya Pratishtan’s Samajkarya Puraskar–2012 for his fight against corruption.
As an active social worker, Mr. Hundre was associated with several organisations such as the Ekal Abhiyan, forum against corruption; Ramakrishna Mission Ashram; Social Justice Forum; and the Indradhanushya, an NGO working to inculcate patriotic values among children.